13 Reasons you will love Adroit SCADA

Architecture
Architecture and redundancy technology

Features:

The software is a 64-bit client-server. An object-oriented I/O server (Agent Server) that is scalable to cope with the smallest or the largest systems. The client side is a .NET based Smart User Interface whose communications is designed to work optimally on a LAN/WAN or Internet. Adroit offers simple to setup redundancy using the Active Clustering technology.

Benefits:

The architecture and product is future proof. Your plant will run 24 / 7 / 365

Connection to SQL
Drivers to PLCs and RTUs

Features:

The product has more than 120 built-in drivers to most popular PLCs, including but not limited to: Mitsubishi, Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Modbus, Omron, etc. Where a driver does not exist, it is possible to use the built-in OPC capability.

Benefits:

Rarely is there a complete standardisation of controllers on the shop-floor. Adroit can exist within a plant that uses various manufacturers’ offering seamless integration.

Security Drivers
Security

Features:

The product is built on Microsoft Security, respecting Users and Groups locally or on Domain Controllers.

Benefits:

Projects can be secured down to the smallest data element or client side control.

Alarm Management
Logging and Alarming

Features:

Adroit has its own built-in Historian capable of storing your production data. You can configure multiple log sets to any combination of data stores, local native log files or SQL server.

Benefits:

Users have complete flexibility on how they want to log their data without having to purchase an expensive historian. In addition, this capability is free of charge and does not consume scan point licensing.

Object Orientated
Object-based Architecture

Features:

The Adroit I/O server is fully object orientated. The Adroit tags are in fact intelligent tags. Each object within the server is built to serve a specific requirement and has built-in intelligence. By way of example, the Adroit Analog Agent contains internal properties such as the ability to scale the raw value, 5 levels of alarms, etc., all of which are tags and can be scanned, logged or alarmed. The extension of this is that apart from the basic agent types, digital, analogue, string, etc., there are a host of MIS/MES agent types that can leverage the basic types for greatly added value. Examples of these are DBAccess, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Maximum Demand/Energy Management, Counter agents, etc. It is possible for users to build their own object structures for repeatable engineering.

Benefits:

It is possible within the standard Adroit SCADA to build an integrated performance driven shop-floor solution, including production, energy efficiency, asset performance solutions, etc., without having to purchase large enterprise MES solutions.

Audit
Built-in Auditing Capability

Features:

Adroit is delivered with a built-in auditing capability. Keep track of engineering and setpoint changes, when your system started stopped, tags added and changed, etc.

Benefits:

Auditing report is free in the Report Suite.

Graphical User Interface
Modern Graphical User Interface

Features:

Built on the native WinForms architecture, Adroit delivers the capability of using vector based graphics mixed with standard Windows controls. This is very suited to building and delivering integrated production solutions where it is necessary to mix real-time data from the control system with transactional data that makes up a large portion of a modern manufacturing solution.  Any standard Windows control can be housed and driven from the data available in Adroit.

Benefits:

Adroit is designed to give operators and managers greater visibility by displaying production schedules, quality and other data useful to drive higher productivity on the shop-floor, where this data resides in ERP or other databases. If users have the ability to build user controls, these can also be used to achieve a customised view or manipulation of data.

Wizard
Built-in Wizards and Templates

Features:

Adroit is shipped with over 300 shapes and wizards. The wizards are intelligent in that should you change the original design the engineer can update in real-time any graphic forms where that wizard is used within the project. Users can build their own wizards in the same design environment.

Benefits:

Adroit offers higher engineering productivity through the use of common objects..

Bulk Engineering
Built in Bulk Engineering Tools

Features:

Generate your tag configuration using the power of Excel, including scanning, logging and alarming.

Benefits:

Reduced engineering time, higher quality project

SNMP
Built-in SNMP

Features:

Adroit is shipped with SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) communications capability.

Benefits:

Adroit can also monitor the performance of your industrial network, provided the infrastructure supports SNMP.

Report Suite
Integration into Alarm Management and Report Suite

Features:

Adroit offers a high level of integration to the Alarm Management Suite.

Benefits:

Drive world-class manufacturing by having a world-class alarming strategy, understand where your problems are by using the intuitive web-based reports based on ISA 18.02 and the EEMUA guidelines.

Integration
Integration into the Adroit SCADA Intelligence Platform

Features:

Adroit offers a high level of integration to the Adroit SCADA Intelligence BI and reporting suite.

Benefits:

Drive world-class manufacturing by having visibility and reporting with the ability to use standard analysis tools like Excel.

Options
Openness

Features:

Adroit is a completely open architecture and can share information with external applications with very little effort. Some of the interfaces are:

  •  OLE for Process Control (OPC) – Adroit is an OPC Client so can communicate with 3rd party OPC servers. The Adroit I/O server is also an OPC server, so Adroit can share any tag data with 3rd party applications.
  • OLE Automation Interface – built into the I/O server, this means that tag data can be shared with 3rd party applications very easily
  • Active X Control – supports the OLE Automation within a control that can be embedded for even tighter integration.
  •  Active X Scripting Object in the server supports Server Side Scripting using either VB Script or JavaScript. Examples are available to publish data to Excel or even web page.
  •  The Client side forms based architecture offers users VB.Net or C# as their forms based scripting. This is also integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio offering integrated debugging capability. 
  • The integrated OLE.DB connectivity using the DBAccess Agent allows solutions to integrate reliably with database applications. Writing and reading data by simply configuring the Agent without having to develop complex scripting. Recipe management and execution along with production reporting is easy with Adroit.

Benefits:

The sharing of data is important in the modern enterprise, with Adroit this is made even easier with the native connectivity using open standards.